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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http://patreon.com/neurodiverging.

From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http://patreon.com/neurodiverging.

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United States

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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http://patreon.com/neurodiverging.

Language:

English


Episodes

Autism and Overwhelm at Work with Danielle Sullivan

6/30/2022
There are a lot of misunderstandings about how autism affects how we work, our success in our careers, and the challenges we face in the workplace. Today, I'm talking about my own work history, what's gone well for me, what's gone terribly for me, and how I've gotten to where I am in my work life right now. Full transcription, video link, show notes and more here: https://neurodiverging.com/autism-and-overwhelm-at-work-with-danielle-sullivan/ Want special access to Patrons-Only videos and...

Duration:00:40:20

Raising a PDA Child with Low Demand Parenting with Amanda Diekman

6/16/2022
On today's episode, I'm talking with Amanda Diekman, who is an ordained Presbyterian pastor, autistic contemplative, and parent of an autistic and PDA child. We will be talking about: + Amanda's experience self-identifying as autistic as an adult and going through her diagnosis process, versus her experience advocating for her young son's diagnosis, treatment, and finding support + What PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance/ Pervasive Drive toward Autonomy) looks like and Amanda's experience...

Duration:01:09:23

Building Your Emotional Toolkit with Autistic Therapist Kathy Carter

6/2/2022
On today's episode, I'm talking with guest Kathy Carter, an autistic cognitive behavioral hypnotherapist who works with gender diverse and neurodiverse clients. We will be talking about: - the type of hypnotherapy Kathy practices and why it's useful for neurodivergent people - what emotional literacy and emotional regulation are and how to improve your own and your family's with some really great practical tips - how to assess whether a medical health provider or a mental health provider...

Duration:00:39:50

Irlen Syndrome, World Unmasking Day, and Disability at Work with Chantal Gagnon of Socolo

5/19/2022
On today's episode, I'm talking with guest Chantal Gagnon about her experience with dyslexia and being diagnosed with Irlen syndrome in school, why she founded Socolo, her stationary company, and how hard it can be to unmask in the workplace. We're also covering Chantal's new initiative, World Unmasking Day on the 25th of May - stay tuned! PatreonPayPalKo-FiAnnouncementhttps://neurodiverging.com/neurodivergent-collaborative-parenting-class-group-coaching-program/World Unmasking...

Duration:00:47:00

The Trauma of Growing Up Neurodivergent in a Neurotypical World

5/5/2022
Today I'm talking about the relationships we parents have with our neurodivergent kids. We're discussing what rupture and repair are, why it's important to parent in a style that allows for repair of relationships for neurodivergent youth, and how the neurodivergent trauma of growing up in a neurotypical world can affect youth far more deeply than parents might realize. Show Notes: Donate to this podcast: - Patreon:http://patreon.com/neurodiverging - PayPal: http://paypal.me/neurodiverging...

Duration:00:35:17

How to Manage Risky Behavior in Neurodivergent Teens and Youth with Aaron M. Huey

4/21/2022
Today we're talking to an expert interventionist for at-risk, neurodivergent teens, Aaron M. Huey! Aaron is an internationally known lecturer on archetypal imagery, body language, and martial arts and the Founder and President of Fire Mountain Programs. In 2009, he and his wife Christine opened a residential Mental Health and Dependency recovery treatment center for teens ages 12-17 in Colorado. Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center was named one of the Top 50 Healthcare Providers in...

Duration:00:41:42

What Is Sensory Regulation? with Occupational Therapists Robbie Levy and Ingrid Smith of SensaRooms

4/7/2022
Today we're talking to two occupational therapists who, together with their partner, have created the first interior design company that specializes in sensory-informed environments! I am so excited to welcome Robbie Levy and Ingrid Smith. Learn more about SensaRooms: http://www.sensarooms.com/ Full transcript and show notes available: https://neurodiverging.com/what-is-sensory-regulation-with-sensarooms/ Occupational therapy is one of the most underutilized resources out there for...

Duration:00:49:02

Late-Identified Inattentive ADHD with Aron Croft of Hidden ADD

3/24/2022
Today we're talking about one man's experience with late-identified inattentive ADHD! I am so excited to welcome coach Aron Croft to the podcast today. Aron Croft is a late-identified inattentive ADHDer turned popular ADHD coach and founder of Hidden ADD. He’s on a mission to raise awareness about Inattentive ADHD, how it goes under the radar, and how to rebuild your life post-diagnosis. His work has been featured by ADDitude Magazine, ADDA, and more, and you may have seen some of his very...

Duration:00:35:31

Preparing Autistic Children for the Workforce with DE&I Expert Kerry D. Rosado

3/10/2022
Today we're talking about how to prepare autistic children for the workforce! I am so excited to welcome Kerry D. Rosado to the podcast today. Kerry is the Latinx Founder of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. As a Leadership & DE&I Consultant, she helps global leaders and organizations in English and Spanish to build stronger teams where people can thrive by cultivating an inclusive culture. Kerry has more than 8 years of experience in tech, healthcare, and education spaces. Kerry is a proud...

Duration:00:23:31

ADHD Strategies at Work with Skye Rapson

2/24/2022
What are the best strategies for people with ADHD to kick butt at work? Find out today in my interview with ADHD Coach extraordinaire, Skye Rapson! Skye is a Doctoral Candidate in Population Health and was diagnosed with ADHD at the start of her doctorate. She then founded Unconventional Organisation, which provides strengths-based, research-backed, online coaching for clients with ADHD. You know how much I care about research-backed interventions when it comes to supporting neurodivergent...

Duration:00:30:29

Asked & Answered: All About Adult Autism Diagnosis

2/10/2022
I've been collecting questions about the diagnostic process for autistic adults, why to do, why not to do it, and everything else for at least a year now, so this episode is chock-full of good information. Grab a hot drink, settle in, and join me! Transcript and more notes here: https://neurodiverging.com/all-about-autism-diagnosis-your-questions-answered/ Watch the video version of this podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WFGFXXVhk Did you know Neurodiverging now offers a...

Duration:00:30:33

Support the Marshall Fire Relief Efforts with Neurodiverging

2/3/2022
The Marshall Fire near Boulder, Colorado struck on 12/30/21 and has left over 1000 homes damaged and destroyed, and thousands of people without shelter in the middle of winter. Please consider donating to support victims and/or joining the Neurodiverging Patreon to raise money for relief efforts. All info is at https://neurodiverging.com/support-the-marshall-fire-relief-efforts/. If you donate $5 or more to relief efforts, I'll mail you a surprise! You can also join the...

Duration:00:03:05

Autistic Burnout and Autistic Rest with Carole Jean Whittington

12/16/2021
I am so excited to welcome Carole Jean Whittington to the Neurodiverging Podcast today. She’s known as Social Autie throughout the Autism community and is known for her unique approach to Autistic Burnout. She hosts the Mind Your Autistic Brain Talk Show for Late Identified Autistics. Like me, Carole Jean is a late identified ADHD-Autistic, who discovered at 39 years old why life had been so confusing and such a struggle. We’re discussing Carole Jean’s new course, Rest Is More Than Sleep, in...

Duration:00:31:44

Does Homeschooling Perpetuate Classism and Ableism in the School System?

12/2/2021
In our last episode (listen here), I talked about my neurodiverse family’s experience homeschooling during the pandemic and why it’s working for us. But I have complex feelings about homeschooling, so today I’m discussing my concerns, why I think disabled kids should be integrated into conventional classrooms, and why pulling disabled students out of conventional schools might set disability rights back. Want special access to the Patrons-Only Aftershow, and many other perks? Consider...

Duration:00:22:17

Homeschooling Autistic and ADHD Kids: Our Story

11/18/2021
Welcome back! You may have noticed that we have spent the past couple of months discussing education for neurodiverse kids. We've talked to special education tutors, literacy experts, and parents about how public schooling has affected their autistic and ADHD children, and some of the issues or challenges they've had receiving needed supports for their kids. And, over the course of this podcast, we've talked to a couple of parents who have chosen to pull their children from public schooling...

Duration:00:22:35

Developing "Soft Skills" in Neurodivergent Youth with Lindsey Wander

11/4/2021
Welcome back to the Neurodiverging Podcast! Today, we are talking with Lindsey Wander, CEO of WorldWise Tutoring. Lindsey is dedicated to helping students of all abilities not only to improve their grades and scores, but also to learn the skills to become confident and independent lifelong learners, and to grow into competent and conscious leaders. She seeks to empower our youth with the tools to succeed in school, work, and life – so that they are in the powerful position to be agents of...

Duration:00:29:27

Autism, Literacy, and Educational Trauma with Lois Letchford

10/21/2021
Lois Letchford is my guest today. Lois recognized her “learning difference” at the age of 39 when teaching her son with autism to read. She then trained to become a literacy specialist, and encourages learning through experience and context. Lois is the cofounder of the Teaching Students with Dyslexia Writing & Reading Program. Reversed: A Memoir is Lois' first book. In this story, she details the journey of her son’s dramatic failure in first grade. The story tells the twists and turns...

Duration:00:53:37

Understanding Your Feelings: Emotions, Alexithymia, and Autism

10/7/2021
Welcome back to the Neurodiverging Podcast! Today, certified life coach Danielle Sullivan discusses the basics of what emotional intelligence is and why it can be difficult for neurodivergent people to develop emotional intelligence skills. We're also discussing alexithymia, how autistics process emotions differently than neurotypical people, and some easy interventions you can try at home to improve your own emotional intelligence skills, too! Is alexithymia getting in the way of a...

Duration:00:24:47

Positive Parenting for Autistic and ADHD Children with Debbie Godfrey

9/30/2021
Today I'm talking with Debbie Godfrey, a positive parenting guru. Debbie's a certified Parent Educator with over 30 years of expertise in the parenting education field. She's helped parents around the world solve problems with their families and their children by teaching methods to improve behavior in a positive, gentle way. She's served tons of organizations throughout the country, including C.A.A.N (Child Abuse and Neglect), Casa Pacifica, Conejo Valley Substance Abuse Prevention...

Duration:00:45:13

How to Get Your Child Support at School with Laura Reber of Progress Parade

9/16/2021
Today's conversation is with Laura Reber, Founder of Progress Parade, an online special education tutoring company. With her lifelong interest in psychology and problem-solving, Laura initially began her career as a school psychologist before following her passion for supporting each student as an individual to create her tutoring company, Progress Parade. Laura is a wealth of knowledge about special education, learning disabilities and challenges, and how to navigate the public education...

Duration:00:26:09